Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
50	STR	40	19-	Lift 25.6 tons; 10d6 HTH Damage [5]
23	DEX	26	14-
30	CON	20	15-
15	INT	5	12-	PER Roll 15-
18	EGO	8	13-
30	PRE	20	15-	PRE Attack:  6d6

8	OCV	25
8	DCV	25
6	OMCV	9
6	DMCV	9
5	SPD	30		Phases:  3, 5, 8, 10, 12

20	PD	8		Total:  20 PD (10 rPD)
20	ED	8		Total:  20 ED (10 rED)
16	REC	12
60	END	8
18	BODY	8
60	STUN	20		Total Characteristics Cost:  281

Movement:	Running:	16m/32m 
		Leaping:	20m/40m
		Swimming:	4m/8m

Cost	Powers & Skills
41	The Lion's Roar:  Multipower, 62-point reserve, all slots Extra Time (Full Phase, -½)	
3f	1)  Deafening Roar:  Blast 8d6, Area Of Effect (14m Cone; +½); No Range (-½), Extra Time (Full 
	Phase, -½), END 6
4f	2)  Breath Of Fire:  Blast 12d6; Extra Time (Full Phase, -½), END 6
3f	3)  Breath Of Lotus Petals:  Blast 4d6, Area Of Effect (18m Cone; +¾), NND (Life Support (Self-
	Contained Breathing); target holds his breath; +1); No Range (-½), Extra Time (Full Phase, -½), END 5
4f	4)  Breath Of Lightning:  RKA 2 ½d6, +2 Increased STUN Multiplier (+½); Extra Time 
	(Full Phase, -½), END 6
4f	5)  Dispel Ghosts:  RKA 3d6+1, Affects Desolidified (supernatural SFX only; +¼); Extra Time (Full 
	Phase, -½), END 6

	Martial Arts:  Hsing-I, Paqua, Tai Chi
	Maneuver	OCV	DCV	Damage
4	Block		+2	+2	Block, Abort
4	Counterstrike	+2	+2	12d6 Strike, Must Follow Block
5	Defensive Block	+1	+3	Block, Abort
4	Disarm		-1	+1	Disarm; 60 STR to Disarm
4	Dodge		--	+5	Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
3	Eagle Claw/Grab	-1	-1	Grab Two Limbs, 60 STR for holding on
4	Escape		+0	+0	65 STR vs. Grabs
5	Grappling Block	+1	+1	Grab One Limb, Block
4	Hand Strike/Low Kick
			+0	+2	12d6 Strike
5	Kick/Monkey Slap/Palm Strike
			-2	+1	14d6 Strike
3	Takedown	+1	+1	10d6 Strike; Target Falls
3	Throw		+0	+1	10d6 +v/5, Target Falls
3	Weapon Element:  Blades, Polearms and Spears, Staffs

18	Horn:  Armor Piercing (+¼) for up to 50 Active Points of STR, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½)
30	Divine Form:  +10 PD, Resistant (+½) plus +10 ED, Resistant (+½)
30	Divine Form:  Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% plus Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25%
38	Golden Lotus Blossom:  Barrier 30 PD/30 ED, 0 BODY (up to 3m long, 2m tall, and ½m thick); Costs 
	Endurance (to maintain; -½), No Range (-½), Restricted Shape (arc in front of Lion; -¼), Concentration 
	(½ DCV; -¼), END 10
10	Divine Form:  Mental Defense (10 points total)
13	Powerful Leaper:  Leaping +16m (20m forward, 10m upward) (Accurate), END 1
4	Swift:  Running +4m (16m total), END 1
10	Divine Form:  LS  (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Longevity: Immortal)
3	Ever Vigilant:  LS  (Sleeping: Character does not sleep)
9	Divine Senses:  +3 PER with all Sense Groups
22	Sense Spirits:  Detect Spirits 17-/14- (Sight Group), Discriminatory, Analyze
31	Divine Awareness:  IR Perception (Sight Group) plus Ultrasonic Perception (Hearing Group) plus 
	UV Perception (Sight Group) plus +6 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group and Hearing Group

9	Positive Reputation:  The Lion of Buddha—a major force for good (world-wide) 14-, +3/+3d6

20	Universal Translator 12-

40	Guardian Of The Innocent:  +4 with All Combat

3	Acrobatics 14-
3	Analyze:  Style 12-
3	Breakfall 14-
3	Climbing 14-
10	Defense Maneuver I-IV 
3	High Society 15-
0	Language:  Cantonese (idiomatic; literate)
3	Paramedics 12-
3	Stealth 14-
2	Survival (Temperate/Subtropical) 12-
5	WF:  Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Staffs
3	Scholar
2	1)  KS: Buddist Theology 12-
1	2)  KS: Celestial Bureaucracy 11-
2	3)  KS: Chinese Healing 12-
2	4)  KS: Chinese Philosophy 12-
1	5)  KS: Hsing-I 11-
1	6)  KS: Paqua 11-
1	7)  KS: Tai Ch'i Ch'uan 11-
1	8)  KS: The Superhuman World 11-
1	9)  KS: The Supernatural World 11-
3	Traveler
2	1)  AK: China 12-
2	2)  AK: Japan 12-
2	3)  AK: South Korea 12-
2	4)  AK: The Pacific Rim 12-
1	5)  CK: Hong Kong 11-
1	6)  CK: Seoul 11-
1	7)  CK: Tokyo 11-

Total Powers & Skill Cost:  464
Total Cost:  745

400+	Matching Complications (75)
20	DNPC:  anyone in need of his aid Frequently (Incompetent)
15	Distinctive Features:  Holy Aura (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By 
	Commonly-Used Senses)
10	Distinctive Features:  Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group)
15	Hunted:  Dark Seraph Infrequently (As Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish/Kill)
5	Hunted:  Trismegistus Council Infrequently (As Pow; NCI; Watching)
20	Psychological Limitation:  Devout Buddhist (Common; Total)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Sworn Enemy Of Supernatural Evil (Common; Strong)
15	Susceptibility:  to unholy places and objects, takes damage if on unholy ground, in an unholy 
	place, or with in 2m of an unholy artifact; 1d6 damage per Phase (Uncommon)
5	Vulnerability:  1 ½ x BODY from Unholy/Infernal Magic (Uncommon)
5	Vulnerability:  1 ½ x STUN from Unholy/Infernal Magic (Uncommon)

Total Complications Points:  75
Experience Points:  345
The Lion of Buddha

Background/History: The Lion of Buddha claims to be a shishi—a divine being charged with guarding Buddhist shrines, temples, and holy places. While most people (especially Westerners) presume the Lion is actually a mutant (or mutate) who simply happens to look like a supernatural being, those skilled in the mystic arts and/or knowledgeable of occult matters tend to take his claims at face value. Originally hailing from the Kunlun Mountains in western China, near the Tibetan border, the Lion left his native country after discovering the Communist party had no interest in supernatural do-gooders, especially those who refused to tow the party’s official atheistic line. He now mostly travels the Pacific Rim, although he can be found anywhere evil raises its head, fighting to defend the the weak and defenseless from wrongdoing in all its shapes and forms.

Personality/Motivation: As a devout follower of Buddha and the Buddhist path, the Lion prefers not to fight and will try and negotiate if he can. While not the best mediator in the world (as a shishi he’s more suit to action, not words), his enthusiasm and honesty are often enough to win people over. If he does need to fight, he’ll do his best to hinder and restrain his foes, not harm them. However, when dealing with true evil, such as demonic beings, known psychopaths, or masters of villainy (such as Doctor Destroyer), the Lion will pull no punches, fighting to the best of his ability in an attempt to bring his foe down quickly and with as little collateral damage as possible. After the battle, he’ll do his best to help clean up and will pay special attention to those bystanders who might have been wounded by flying debris or errant attacks.

Quote: “The Buddha surrendered not to any form of evil. I can do no less.”

Powers/Tactics: Supernaturally strong, the Lion is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, and a headbutt with his (blunted) horn can dent steel plate. The Lion's roar has been known to send ghosts fleeing, and he can breathe fire, lightning, and even vast cloud of lotus petals—the latter putting people to sleep instead of harming them. The Lion has also been seeing to produce a huge golden lotus blossom from time to time—this flower can deflect attacks of all kinds, and was once seen to stop dead a powerbolt from Doctor Destroyer.

In combat the Lion paradoxically prefers not to fight and will try and negotiate a peace if he can help it. If combat ensues, he tends to fight defensively, using Blocks, Grabs, and Takedowns to restrain a foe without harming him. However, when dealing with known evils, the Lion sets aside these pacifistic ways and dedicates himself to the destruction of such unredeemable foes. He’ll often open up with a Deafening Roar, following that with Breath of Fire on a Stunned foe. If dealing with lesser foes, he might start with the Breath of Lotus Petals instead. His Golden Lotus Blossom is used to stop overwhelming attacks, as well as to prevent harm to the innocent.

Appearance: The Lion stands over six feet in height, with a broad shouldered muscular build. He wears a harness of leather straps, a thick red rope for a belt, a colorfully patterned loincloth, and armored forearm guards. His fur is blue, with a white mane and beard.

Designer's Notes: The image I used to create the Lion of Buddha is of someone cosplaying as a Ronso from Final Fantasy X. Using the feline appearance as a base, I decided to make the character a shishi and used my own notes from the to flesh out the Lion’s powers and abilities. At 745 points he’s extremely powerful, and probably doesn’t need an upgrade, although you could always make him stronger, faster, and tougher if you want him to go toe-to-toe with guys like Destroyer and Takafones. To make him weaker, remove most of his martial arts and his Multipower, and reduce his Combat Skill Levels to +2.

(Character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)

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